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Re: Re: What is the best way to have Map handy
I usually scan/print copies of the section of my map that i'm hiking in. It can then be folded in a small zip lock bag and put in my pocket or waist belt pocket. i don't know how the ...

In GEAR » What is the best way to have Map handy
August 10, 3:51pm

Re: Re: A twist on cold oatmeal for quick breakfast
I do cold cereal with powdered milk in a ziplock bag. have whatever variety you normally like. small flake or O's type hold up better than cornflake types. Granola would be good too. pop...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cold oatmeal replacement for quick breakfast
August 03, 8:56pm

Zipper pulls.. definitely reflective for easy finding in the dark. guy lines. also reflective for avoiding that lovely rope burn across your ankle pocket(s). I made sure the tent i got ...

July 23, 9:00pm

Re: Happy Gear
Both of my quilts.. EE 20* and my MYOG 45* both feel lighter and warmer than they look. Optimus Crux stove.. the folding feature amuses the crap out of me Neoair. finally a pad that is...

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 07, 8:32pm

Re: Presidential Traverse - Plan B and Other Questions
Trail runners in the White Mountains is no problem at all. I do all of my hiking in Solomon Comp5's Honestly, the Presi in less than a day without using the Huts is very difficult, made ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Presidential Traverse - Plan B and Other Questions
June 28, 9:29pm

Re: Re: It can get hot
ha.. bet you those shelters will look like taj mahal at the end of a long day. tossing your sleeping pad and quilt down is way too easy to pass up. especially the ones with 4 walls. last 4 days i...

In Gear Lists » Long Trail clothing in July
June 23, 6:13pm

Re: It can get hot
Bugs depend on what end of july. I saw 1 mosquito in 17 days on the trail, but i started July 22nd. I was also in a drought year which helped. agree.. above LT Inn the shelters are pretty em...

In Gear Lists » Long Trail clothing in July
June 23, 4:08pm

Re: Long Trail clothing in July
I had a thin rain/wind jacket, mid weight smartwool sweater and light long sleeve merino shirt as my insulating clothing for end of July LT thru. I'd say a pair of Arm warmers (mine are 2oz ...

In Gear Lists » Long Trail clothing in July
June 23, 3:40pm

Re: Lightest baselayer top and gloves
my DeFeet wool gloves weigh 2.1oz I use them on the bike, snowshoeing, xc ski, hike etc my Icebreaker 200 long sleeve is 7oz

In GEAR » Lightest baselayer top and gloves
June 05, 12:50pm

Re: straps/no straps
That is how I use my poles.. like a mogul skier tapping out in front lightly until i need more support for balance. I have BD Carbon Alpines that are light in my hand and swing easily with just a ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
June 04, 9:44pm

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